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PLAYA AVELLANAS BEACH HOUSE (Hear the Crashing Waves) AC, WiFi, Apple TVs

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

PLAYA AVELLANAS BEACH HOUSE (Hear the Crashing Waves) AC, WiFi, Apple TVs

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Location, Location, Location. Short Walk to the Beach Out Front.

3 Master Bedroom, 3 Master Bathroom, Full Kitchen & Giant Dining Table with Sleep Sofa, Ceiling Fans & Ice Cold AC Throughout, 3 Different 32" Flat Screens with Apple TV & Netflix, 5 Extra Large Hammocks, BBQ, House Full of Gorgeous Local Antiques & Artwork, Extra Large Patios & Beautiful Gardens.

2 Separate High Speed Land & WiFi Lines (One For Backup) with Multiple Range Extenders, Twice Weekly Maid & Laundry Service. Very Quiet, Safe & Secure On Over 1/2 Acre Privately Gated.

(In an effort to keep rental costs way down for clients, we keep our water at local tropical temped temperatures, which we find so refreshing and healing)

Incredible Relaxing, Swimming, Surfing, Golfing, Fishing & Beach Combing Year Round. Gorgeous Beaches, Estuary Mangroves, & Dry Tropical Forrest with Tons of Wildlife, Including Howler Monkeys, Sea Turtles, Parrots, & So Much More.

Short Walk to Local Restaurants, Bars & Grocery Store. Private Shuttle Transfers from Liberia (LIR), Taxis & Tours, Easily Arranged.

USA 949-903-5875 (call or text anytime)

Keywords: avellana, avellanas, avelana, avelanas, playa avellanas, playa avelanas, hacienda pinilla, hacienda pinila, tamarindo, playa tamarindo, playa negra, negra, lagartillo, guanacaste, jw marriot, jwmarriott, marriott

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Ben Geren
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, Google Translate
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Ben Geren

Our family is from Southern California & spend much of our time vacationing here in Costa Rica. We also have a very friendly staff, who are like family to us, & will make sure you have everything you need for a wonderful vacation.

Ben Geren purchased this house in 2006

Why Ben Geren chose Tamarindo

We picked this location for our Costa Rica beach house, because it is really one the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen, with amazing surf & activities centered around the ocean. We are excited to share this place with you.

What makes this house unique

Nature, Serenity, Peace, and Relaxation...

Relaxing, Surfing, Golfing, Beach Combing, & Sunsets......

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very great place to spend a vacation! Nice living atmosphere and excellent surf out front!
Nov 2010
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Tamarindo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Rear Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , gorgeously appointed bathrooms with imported blue green rock
    Middle Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , gorgeously appointed bathrooms with imported blue green rock
    Family Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , made with Spanish tile, and white rock cascading water sink
  • rear & front master bathrooms made with exquisite blue-green rock imported from Guatemala, with dual shower-heads & all the top of the line fixtures, as well as charming Family Master bathroom with inlaid white rock & Spanish tiles.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Rear Master Bedroom with California King Sized Bed - 2 king , 32" Flatscreen TV, AC, WiFi, Bathroom, Walk In Closet
    Middle Master Bedroom with California King Sized Bed - 2 king , 32" Flatscreen TV, AC, WiFi, Bathroom & Walk In Closet
    Family BedRoom with Queen Sized Bed & Futon - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 32" Flatscreen TV, AC, WiFi, Bathroom, Dining Table, Sofa
  • 3 Very Gorgeous Bedroom Suites to choose from. All with private bathrooms, AC, FlatScreen TVs & WiFi.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
excellent place for those who are just looking to relax & get away from it all. (with everything needed for those who work from home)


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(63 traveler reviews)

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PLAYA AVELLANAS BEACH HOUSE (Hear the Crashing Waves) AC, WiFi, Apple TVs
average rating of 4.4603176 based on 64 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I went on this solo adventure to Costa Rica to : 1) Learn to surf 2) Horseback ride on the beach 3) Soak in the sun 4) Eat great food 5) Read & relax and soak up more sun!

1) Surfing: Ben the owner of this terrific home is an excellent surf instructor. He is patient, kind and very informative. Ben taught me the basics with an emphasis on safety and reading the ocean. There is no "hour" lesson, Ben takes whatever time that you need for your lesson and I can vouch that he will work with you until you can barley move your arms or legs!!! It's about whatever you want from your lesson . His positive attitude and encouragement was refreshing and I can't wait to surf again.

2) Beb arranged for my horseback riding excursion. The wrangler he chose was on time, pleasant and once again "it was all about me", where I wanted to go, stopping for pictures, breaks, and letting me race down the beach. I couldn't stop smiling the entire ride! I invited Glenna, the caretaker, to join me. She helped me translate and added to my fun adventure with her kindness and friendship.

3) Soaking up the sun: The house is located a short walk to the beach. It is a very enjoyable walk, lots of monkeys, parrots and a very cool boardwalk thru the mangrove trees. I spent hours at the beach, running, walking and taking in the beautiful warm Pacific Ocean.

4) Great Food: Any direction you chose to walk there is an wonderful restaurant to dine in. Breakfast at Cabinas Los Olas turned into a almost daily ritual after my morning walk, Lola's for amazing ceviche and the best view! The Burrito Box is fresh and very good, Mauna Loa if you are craving killer tiramisu! All within a 5 minute walk..... Mauna Loa also has a very fun gift shop!

5) Rest and RELAX! : Ben and Glenna's priority is your happiness. They were perfect. Attentive while giving me my space to read, relax and soak in this beautiful country. Ben is avid about security and I was very comfortable being solo. He arranged for a private shuttle for me due to my late arrival and very early departure. Tamarindo Shuttle was on time, efficient and the drivers, pleasant . The vehicles were in excellent condition and comfortable. Due to Ben's attentiveness and concern I was able to completely enjoy myself. He is a long time resident of CR and willingly shared his knowledge. I had 6 hammocks to chose from to enjoy my books or a siesta. I CANNOT WAIT TO RETURN!!

The home is very comfortable. Every room has a

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property is nothing like what is described in the ad. If you are thinking of booking here don't, if you have booked here already find somewhere else to stay. You cannot hear the waves crash, it is a long walk through a neighbouring hotel to the beach. The house is filthy and run down. The ad says that shampoo, toilet paper, drinking water, soap etc is all included it is not, you have to purchase your own, which isn't a big deal except the nearest store is 4 km away. The house is infested with ants, my family is covered in bites. The house advertises guard dogs, there are no dogs on the property. The house does not have chairs to sit on, inside or outside. There is no top of the line coffee pot, we were able to find pieces laying around to get one to work. We had to purchase chairs to sit in outside, plates, cutlery, knives, towels, dish towels and rags to be able to cook meals at the house. The BBQ lid is broken making it difficult to use. The kitchen had nothing in it when we arrived, including no drinking water. I brought up my concerns to Ben, who still has not replied. We have found another property to move to for the last three days of our vacation as I can take no more bug bites. The wifi does not work great. The house is in a beautiful location but that is the only positive.The no hot water takes some getting used to as well, not a pleasant experience. Overall great location, crappy owner. With some TLC this could be a great place but Ben misrepresents the property in his ad, gladly takes your money and then will not acknowledge you once you have arrived and have concerns. Costa Rica is a beautiful place and there are many great properties to stay at, this is not the place to stay. We have booked through VRBO several times and this is the only time we have been disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We average 5 star reviews, after 7 years of operation, for a reason. It is a shame when people who had such a wonderful vacation, attempts to defraud our business with threats of false reviews for money, at the very end of their happy trip.
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Excellent Vacation Experience

  • 5 of 5

It was so so beautiful, made me feel 10 YEARS younger right by the beach beauty of nature was unbelievable.the host went out of his way to help us thank you for your hospitality,we made so many great memories.WE CAN'T WATE TO COME BACK

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Nature Oasis

  • 5 of 5

I just absolutely love this place! I could keep coming back here again and again. If you are looking for a great place to stay with amazing beaches, this is the place for you! All of our needs were taken care of and the nature is absolutely stunning.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Beach House A+++

  • 5 of 5

We were really impressed with this beach house & its location. Everything was as described. Pure comfort & lots of Charm & comfort.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A private, cool and relaxing environment to vacation in

  • 5 of 5

Very close to the beach, a great place to cool off in the AC and watch Apple TV after a long day out in the surf or at the beach. Secured behind a locked gate at the entrance of the property I felt safe and comfortable throughout my entire stay. I enjoyed the comfortable king size beds and beautiful stone green bathrooms. Plenty of hammocks to nap in and mangoes to eat, from the trees on the property. Fast and reliable wifi. Located nearby to one of the best restaurants "Blu" a short walk down the street. I couldn't decide what was better and hearing the waves crash at night or watching the fireflies dance. Owner very helpful in recommendations for the area and responds quickly to questions and or concerns. With other guests staying in the house further back on the property I had the option to socialize or keep to myself. Playa avellanas is the best beach I've visited in Costa Rica the white sand and perfect waves easily made for my favorite spot to stay throughout my travels.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Liberia (LIR) 1 hour 30 minute AC Shuttle Ride
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Cabinas Las Olas
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Motorway
Coastal Road (out front)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Cabinas Las Olas
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa Avellanas (out front)
Car: not necessary

sunbathing, atv tours, zip-line canopy tours, surf lessons, golf lessons, volcano expeditions, turtle tours, river rafting



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Though we do not accept cancellations, in the event you need to, simply let us know as far enough in advance as possible, so that we may try to re-rent & credit your dates, or reimburse you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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